UPDATE: Homemade Laundry Detergent - Its a keeper!
I whipped up a new batch this afternoon in about 20 minutes. I even grated the soap by hand and added an additional bar this time. I changed softening crystals to Purex's new baby formula that is free of dyes and is hypoallergenic. It has a lovely light floral scent.
What are the perks of making your own detergent? Well, for starters you just can't beat that price! It works very well and I don't see us ever changing back to regular store bought detergent. I don't have to haul a huge jug of detergent from the shelf to the checkout to the car in the house to the laundry room a couple times a month anymore. Yay! Plus, almost all the packaging that the ingredients come in are biodegradable cardboard. The OxyClean and Purex containers are plastic but can be recycled. We actually keep the containers to use for other things around the house!
So what are you waiting for?